The state of Texas is seeking the death penalty against a U. S. Border Patrol agent who confessed to killing four sex workers in September, a…
Texas is seeking the death penalty against a U. S. Border Patrol agent who confessed to killing four sex workers in September, a district attorney said.
Juan David Ortiz, 35, was indicted on a capital murder charge Wednesday, said Isidro Alaniz, district attorney for Webb and Zapata counties.
“The scheme… from Ortiz’s own words was to clean up the streets of Laredo by targeting this community of individuals who he perceived to be disposable, that no one would miss and that he did not give value to,” Alaniz said.
Alaniz said he considered the horrific nature of the deaths, Ortiz’s disregard for human life and vigilante mentality in his decision to seek the death penalty.

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